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College Honors: Mastroianni earns Fulbright fellowship

by | Jun 27, 2023 | Education

Hopkinton’s Christopher Mastroianni has been awarded a prestigious J. William Fulbright fellowship, an award given annually to the nation’s best and brightest college graduates.

Mastroianni, who earned a B.S. in mathematics from Boston College in 2021, will spend a year in Taiwan as an English teaching assistant.

“I was overjoyed when I learned that I had been accepted by Fulbright,” said Mastroianni, who works for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. “While I recognize that this will be a challenging experience, I also know that it will be a rewarding one that will help me grow as both a person and a professional. It is time for an adventure, and I’m ready to get started.”

As part of his Fulbright experience, Mastroianni, who speaks Mandarin, will teach English and other subjects. In addition, he plans to start an extracurricular sports club at the school where he will work.

Mastroianni, who earned a spot on the dean’s list all four years at BC, graduated with honors including Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Cross and Crown, magna cum laude and Alpha Sigma Nu.

“Three of the most impactful parts of my BC experience were tutoring elementary students with 4Boston, leading 48Hours, and volunteering at the YMCA for Pulse,” he said. “These experiences, combined with BC’s emphasis on being ‘men and women for others,’ have inspired me to teach in Taiwan.”

Following his Fulbright year, Mastroianni said he may attend graduate school or pursue a career in foreign service, and he looks forward to the influence his year in Taiwan will have on his future.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. The program honors the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, longtime chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

WPI recognizes students

At Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), junior Matthew Kiszla (majoring in computer science), sophomores Andrew Kovacs (business), Aabid Peermohammed (mechanical engineering) and Emma VanBeek (biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering), and freshmen Brandon Belmonte (mechanical engineering), Tora Ito (mathematical sciences), Jahnavi Prudhivi (computer science and robotics engineering), Hemankit Vallurupalli (data science), Treavor Weeden (mechanical engineering) and Mena Youssif (civil engineering) were named to the dean’s list. …

Alopa Waje recently was initiated into the WPI Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. …

Elisabeth Whittemore, a junior majoring in electrical and computer engineering at WPI, was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense research project titled “Investigating the Opening of a Railway Station in St. John’s.” …

Also at WPI, students are required to complete a senior thesis as part of the university’s distinctive project-based educational experience called the Major Qualifying Project (MQP), one that usually is team-based and often focuses on very specific issues or needs of an organization that has partnered with the university to sponsor the student’s work. Patrick Mejia (majoring in computer science) completed a project titled “Z3-Wellness: An Enhanced Sleep Health Application.” Oliver Yasuna (computer science) completed a project titled “Library Technology.” Alexander Guerra (biology and biotechnology) completed a project titled “Recycling Fast Food Waste.” All three earned degrees in May.

Locals earn degrees, honors

Addy Hodson and Kara Shipkin were among the graduates recognized at Bridgewater State University’s 182nd spring commencement convocation at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on May 13. …

At Regis College’s commencement exercises, Stephanie Napoli graduated summa cum laude with an A.S. in nursing, Madison Murphy graduated cum laude with a B.S. in diagnostic medical sonography, and Anna Simanowski graduated with an M.S. in nursing-adult/geriatric nurse practitioner. …

At Quinnipiac University, Allison Burdulis received a B.S. in nursing, Isabella Callery earned a B.S, in nursing, Tess Greenwood was awarded a B.A. in communications, Madeleine Hildreth earned a master’s in teaching elementary education and Marina Yasuna received a B.A. in graphic and interactive design. …

At Holy Cross, Sara Cahill (magna cum laude) and Tyler Dougherty earned degrees. …

Brendan Kelly and Lydia Rudden earned undergraduate degrees from Stonehill College. …

Alison Fujiyoshi graduated cum laude from Nazareth College with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and a minor in psychology. …

At Salve Regina University, Olivia Kirshy graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in music and administration of justice, Ryan Kelleher earned a B.S. in finance, and Kyle Stukel received a B.A. in environmental studies. …

Sahit Bolla graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in computer science. …

Abigail Brown graduated from Lasell University with a B.A. in fashion media and marketing. …

At James Madison University, Emily Jurasek (majoring in hospitality management) and Andrew Nealon (kinesiology) were named to the dean’s list. …

Maya Zent and Spencer Smith were named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin. …

Dylan Goldman (majoring in health science/pre-physician assistant) and Colin Norred (sport management) were named to the dean’s list at Springfield College. …

Mikayla Cappetta, majoring in middle child education, was named to the dean’s honor list at Cedarville University in Ohio. …

At Muhlenberg College, Esther Klinger and Matthew Klinger were named to the dean’s list. …

Julianna Lucas, who is studying aeronautical engineering, made the dean’s honor list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. …

Avery Knous was named to the president’s list at Siena College. …

At Southern New Hampshire University, Jennifer Townsend, James Wine and Elizabeth Demont were named to the president’s list, while Zachary Levy earned a spot on the dean’s list. …

Ruqayah K. Al-Ashabi (B.A. in political science) and Jaspreet Sethi (MBA) graduated from Clark University. …

Brendan Kelly, Lydia Rudden and Brooklyn McDermott-Hyland were named to the dean’s list at Stonehill College. …

Jacob Sullivan, a senior majoring in aeronautical engineering, was named to the dean’s list at Clarkson University. …

At Assumption University, seniors Megan Halloran and Monica Risso and junior Madison Kenney were named to the dean’s list. …

Pat Crantz was named to the dean’s list at Marquette University, where he is pursuing a B.S. in innovation and entrepreneurship. …

Nia Alvarado-Rodriguez, Taneja Forero, Rebecca Gallant and Madelyn Scannell were named to the dean’s list at Bridgewater State University. …

Freshman Olivia Jaye, majoring in cell biology/biochemistry, was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University. …

Mia Carboni was named to the dean’s list at the College of William & Mary. …

Dylan Morin was named to the dean’s list at Hofstra University. …

At Fairfield University, Nathalie Bates, Andrew D’Alleva, Alexandra Graeber and Cecily McNamara were named to the dean’s list. McNamara and Alexandria Power received degrees. …

Emmaline Kent was named to the president’s list at Husson University. …

Cormac Masterson, an economics major, was named to the dean’s list at Providence College. …

Leah Palinkas was named to the dean’s list at the University of New England. …

Harriharan Thirukallam Srinivasan was initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Illinois.

Editor’s note: Information for college honors is provided by the schools. Those interested in being included in this section should forward the official notification or request for the school to email it to editor@hopkintonindependent.com.

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